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Border residents migrate after Pak shelling in Uri
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SRINAGAR, Feb 23: The residents of villages close to the Line of Control (LoC) in the Uri sector have started moving to safer places, following firing and shelling by Pakistani troops in the area, officials said today. The residents of Silikote, Balkote, Tilawari, Churanda and Batgarh started fleeing their villages early this morning in view of the ceasefire violation by the Pakistani troops at regular intervals since Monday, the officials sai...
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Met department predicts rain /snow
Avalanche warning issued along higher reaches
FARZANA SYED
SRINAGAR, Feb 23: The state meteorological department has predicted light snow /rain in Kashmir valley during next 24 hours. The spokesperson at met office said that there was a scope of western disturbance over the state from Saturday onwards which was likely to result in light to moderate rain in plains and snowfall in higher reaches. Despite the met department predicting precipitation in Kashmir valley for past several days, the weathe...
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500 residents move to safer area: DGP
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Feb 23: Director General of Police Dr S P Vaid on Friday said that due to the cross-border firing between the armies of both India and Pakistan 500 residents from different villages of Uri town near LoC were migrated to safer places. “Due to firing/shelling from across in border areas of Uri about 500 people migrate to safer areas. DC/SSP on spot looking after the people, (sic)” DGP Tweeted....
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No justice yet for Kunan Poshpora rapes: AI
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Feb 23: Amnesty International (AI) India today said no justice has been provided yet for the Kunan Poshpora rapes. Asmita Basu, programmes director at AI India, issued a statement the 27th anniversary of the rapes of dozens of women in the towns of Kunan and Poshpora, Jammu and Kashmir, in 1991, allegedly by Indian army personnel, “For 27 years, the lack of accountability for the crimes committed in Kunan and Poshpora has been a fe...
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JRL seeks impartial probe into Kunan Posahpora mass rape
MAJID NABI
SRINAGAR, Feb 23: Joint Resistance Leaders (JRL) of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik today reiterated their demand for impartial investigation into the Kunan Poshapora mass rape. Referring to Kunan Poshpora tragedy, JRL said this heart wrenching incident is a living proof of the state terrorism and fascism of India in Kashmir and it can be assumed that how-grave war crimes are committed by the occupational forces i...
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Contractual SBM employees protest against salary withheld
MAJID NABI
SRINAGAR, Feb 23: Contractual employees of centrally sponsored scheme, Sakshar Bharat Mission (SBM) today alleged that their forty months’ salary is ‘withheld’ by the government besides none of their demands including ‘regularization’ was met so far. The employees who were appointed on contractual basis in the year 2011 in the state said the government has been extending their service period from time to time, however not confirming them on per...
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Sharma visits south Kashmir
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SRINAGAR, Feb 23: Central government’s special representative on Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma visited south Kashmir yesterday and today. Today, he visited Kulgam district and met a number of delegations including that of fruit growers. The delegations urged Sharma for an end to bloodshed and oppressive measures in Kashmir. They strongly favoured resumption of dialogue for the solution of Kashmir issue and end to the ongoing bloodshed. The local jo...
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Ali Karbalaie bereaved
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Feb 23: Zainab Bi, the daughter of MLA Kargil Asgar Ali Karbalaie expired Friday morning at a Mumbai hospital, where she was undergoing treatment for burn injuries. She was 22. Zainab had suffered severe injuries (over 70 percent) due to cylinder burst on the evening of February 11, 2018 in their Jammu residence and was airlifted to first Delhi and then to Mumbai hospital where she was undergoing treatment. Succumbing to severe burn in...
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BSF, Pak Rangers hold flag meeting on IB
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Feb 23: The BSF and Pakistan Rangers on Friday held a flag meeting along the International Border (IB) here during which the border guards of the two countries expressed their commitment to maintain peace and tranquillity along the IB, which saw a lull in ceasefire violations during the last fortnight "A sector commander-level flag meeting was held between BSF and Pakistan Rangers on the International Border (IB) in Suchetgarh area of Ja...
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NIA re-registers case in Sunjwan terror attack case
NEW DELHI, Feb 23(Agencies): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has re-registered a case in connection with the terror attack on an army camp in Jammu, on the home ministry's direction. "In compliance with the MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs) order, the NIA has re-registered a case in the Sunjwan Army camp terror attack case," an NIA official said in New Delhi on Thursday. The case has been registered for criminal conspiracy, waging war agai...
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Pak takes defence attaches of 6 nations on LoC tour
ISLAMABAD, Feb 23(Agencies): Pakistan today said it had arranged a visit of defence attaches of six countries, including from four permanent members of the UN, to the Line of Control to brief them about "Indian atrocities." A Pakistan army spokesman said in a statement that defence attaches of the US, the UK, France, China, Turkey and Indonesia visited the LoC in Rawalakot sector. "Defence attaches were briefed about Indian atrocities along Li...
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`J&K completely safe for tourists’
KOLKATA, Feb 23 (Agencies): Jammu and Kashmir is "completely" safe for visitors and tensions in the border areas have "little effect" on its tourism circuit, a senior official of the northern state said here today. Describing the last years attack on Amarnath yatris as an "isolated incident to scare away visitors," the director of the tourism department in Kashmir, M A Shah, asserted that such attempts will not succeed. "Apart from last year’s...
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AI to operate Jammu-Bathinda service from Feb 27
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JAMMU, Feb 23: Air India will commence its new service from Jammu to Bathinda and vice versa from February 27, 2018. Flight 9I-611 Jammu/Bathinda will depart from Jammu at 0915 hours to reach Bathinda at 1020 hrs and flight 9I-612 Bathinda/Jammu will depart from Bathinda at 1050 hrs and will reach Jammu at 1200 hrs. The fare for the service has been fixed @ Rs. 1295 per passenger for one side. Similarly, the flight 9I-613 Delhi/Jammu will depa...
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Despite HC’s latest directive no end to use of polythene
'Authorities only acting against vendors, don't touch big dealers
ESS AHMAD
SRINAGAR, Feb 22: The Jammu and Kashmir high court last month issued strict directions to the authorities to ban the use of polythene, plastic carrying bags and other non-biodegradable material in all the districts of the state particularly at tourist places. The High Court in its latest directive had also asked the authorities to ban the sale and supply of the polythene besides asking the development authorities to constitute vigil committees t...
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Governor inaugurates “J&K Literary and Cultural Festival”
JAMMU, Feb 21: Governor NN Vohra inaugurated a 3 day ‘J&K Literary and Cultural Festival’ on the occasion of the ‘International Mother Tongue Day’, organized by the Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art Culture and Languages (JKAACL), here today. Governor, who is Patron of the JKAACL, complimented Dr. Azizi Hajini, Secretary JKAACL, and his colleagues for regularly organizing meaningful activities in the field of art and literature in all the three ...
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Basharat Bukhari takes stock of ongoing work on Jablipora fruit mandi
ANANTNAG, Feb 18: Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Bukhari today visited Jablipora fruit mandi in Bijbehara to take stock of ongoing works there. He stressed on early completion of the fruit mandi. The Minister while highlighting the importance of the fruit mandi impressed upon concerned officers to complete the work by the end of next fiscal. He instructed the concerned department to adopt uniform designs and colour code for constructi...
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AAP and bureaucracy
Delhi state government led by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has had a history of conflict and confrontation with the police and the bureaucracy, which has been directly acting under directions of the NDA-government. The conflict has been going on for the reasons that even the state subject of law and order is directly controlled by the central government. The police has also been acting on the directions of the centre while the state government...
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Russia’s Future
By Gwynne Dyer
Putin doesn't take chances, so he has barred opposition leader Alexei Navalny from standing in the election by having the obedient courts convict him of fraud on a trumped-up charge. Not that Navalny ever threatened to beat Putin, who is genuinely popular in Russia, but none of the other presidential candidates in this election are even serious contenders. Their only function is to make the election look legitimate. Why wait another month to ...
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Asifa: Isn't she a daughter of J&K?
'Stop violence against women whatsoever her caste, class or religion be' Asifa was an eight year old adopted child of a Bakarwal family in Rasana village of Hiranagar block in Kathua district. She was kidnapped, kept in captivity for seven days, raped and brutally murdered. On the eighth day her body was found in a forest near her home. Her brutal killing has raised various questions on the role of police, civil and political society. But befor...
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Option for food in trains necessary before raising food-prices
Dear Editor It refers to a committee suggesting rise in food-cost served in trains by upto 40-percent. But any such rise unnecessarily penalizes those passengers who do not wish to avail food served in trains due to various reasons including peculiar food-choice like without onion and garlic or not taking sweet-dish for being diabetic etc, because in selected premium trains like Shatabdi and Duranto, cost of food is compulsorily charged with ti...
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'Papa's angel' Honeypreet Insan, donning pink suit, appears before Panchkula Court
PANCHKULA, Feb 21 (Agencies): Honeypreet Insan was produced at Panchkula District Court on Wednesday morning in connection with Panchkula violence case. Her aide Sukhdeep Kaur was also produced at the court on Wednesday. Honeypreet, whose real name is Priyanka Taneja, was arrested by the Haryana Police on October 3, 2017. The adopted daughter of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has been charged with inciting violence in Panchk...
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PLA builds the 'Great Underwater Wall' in South China Sea for warfare advantage
BEIJING, Feb 21 (Agencies): The People’s Liberation Army of China is building an ‘Underwater Great Wall’ in the South China Sea in a bid to gain substantial undersea warfare advantage in the region. If reports are to be believed, PLA is laying a network of ships and subsurface sensors in the South China Sea. Apart from the undersea warfare advantage that China claims it is eyeing, its move will also help the PLA in spying the movement of foreig...
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J&K team to take part in Jaipur National Wrestling championship
JAMMU, Feb 21: In a function organized by J&K Wrestling Association at Bajrangi Akhada Shalimar Road here, a team of junior wrestlers was today flagged off by the MLC & former president BJP J&K Ashok Khajuria, chief patron of J&K Wrestling Association. 23 member wrestling team including five women wrestlers from various districts of J&K state are selected out of 55 wrestlers present ion the selections trials for participation in 37th boys free ...
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PM announces Rs 20,000 crore defence corridor for Bundelkhand
Lucknow, Feb 21 (Agencies): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced a defence industrial corridor in Uttar Pradesh's Bundelkhand region. "One of the two defence industrial corridors mentioned in the budget, one is proposed in the Bundelkhand region of the state which will bring an investment of Rs 20,000 crore and generate employment avenues for 2.5 lakh people," he said at the Investors Summit 2018. Stressing that UP government ha...
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